Sean Sullivan, the man behind the photography tumblr The Impossible Cool, was recently afforded the opportunity to dig through the expansive Getty Archive in Los Angeles for his latest collection of photos for Sonic Editions. The limited edition prints went on sale yesterday, and include photos of timelessly hip celebrities like David Bowie, James Dean, Al Pacino, and Alexander McQueen.
We were able to ask him a little about his thought process, how he narrows down the pool of candidates, his dream finds, and which famous face consistently brings his A-game in all these vintage photos.
What's the latest year you'll go in terms of choosing a photo?
When it comes to consistency, who do you find kills it on a regular basis in these photos?
Will we ever see any hip-hop icons in this series? If so, who would you like to include?
What would be your dream photo to find?